Pac-10 Expands To Pac-11 As Conference Officially Announces Colorado As Newest Member

It’s officially official: Colorado is the first school to leave the Big 12, as the Pac-10 announced on Thursday that the Buffaloes are the 11th team in the conference.

“This is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth. The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited to welcome Colorado to the Pac-10,” said Commissioner Larry Scott.

“On behalf of The University of Colorado students, faculty, alumni and fans, we are proud to accept this invitation from the Pac-10 and join the most prestigious academic and athletic conference in the nation, " said Philip P. DiStefano, chancellor of CU-Boulder.

“The University of Colorado is a perfect match – academically and athletically – with the Pac-10,” said University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson, “our achievements and aspirations match those of the universities in the conference and we look forward to a productive relationship.”

A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. MT time on Friday morning in Boulder, CO.

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